Meet the team

Paul Thompson

Following a career in the financial markets, he graduated from the British School of Osteopathy in 1998 and returned to Devon, his home county, where he joined St David's Osteopathic Clinic.

He uses a combination of cranial and structural techniques in practice and has a particular interest in working with expectant mums,children & babies. Hobbies include motorcycling, running and rather poor guitar playing!

David Stainer-Smith

After graduating from the European School of Osteopathy in 2006, David moved back home to Devon and began practice in Exeter.

He has a wide range of clinical expertise with an emphasis on causation based diagnosis and treatment.

David uses a wide range of Osteopathic protocols including structural, cranio-sacral and functional techniques to formulate a unique patient treatment plan.

His clinical interests includes Disc Injuries, Chronic Spinal & Neck Pain, Knee Injuries, Shoulder Injuries, Cranio-Sacral Osteopathy, Newborns, Infants & Post-Injury Rehabilitation.

David is registered with the General Osteopathic Council

Outside of work he enjoys mountain biking, camping, DIY and spending time with his young family. Having spent many years involved in sports activities, specifically rugby, he understands the impact of sports injuries can have on the body, and activities of daily living.

Laura Turner

Laura was drawn to studying osteopathy following recovering from chronic low back pain. The experience and knowledge provided by manual therapists assisted her recovery and she felt inspired to learn more.

Laura graduated from Plymouth Marjon University with a Master's degree in Osteopathy. She uses a range of hands-on structural, functional, and cranial techniques to help to encourage the body's natural healing processes by restoring normal movement patterns.

Laura has also completed training in the Perrin Technique for ME/CFS and likes to work with people with chronic conditions. She is passionate about understanding the individual aspects of a person's condition and working with that to determine the most effective treatment and management options.

Her hobbies include spending time with her family, walking, bike riding, cooking, and paddle boarding.